Re: Opening the Hood
Wash the spring off or better yet blast the dirt off around the area with compressed air (carefully), and then lube it everywhere so it pops up easily. The struts are only there to hold the hood up once you raise it. Struts do wear out over time, if you see any wet spots (signs that the cylinder may be leaking) I'd get them both replaced.
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!